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Disabilities in the Media

Naomi Grossman discusses her experiences playing a disabled cha
racter ("Pepper" from American Horror Story), and the challenges she facedtherein. She analyzes how special needs characters are portrayed in the m
edia, and how that reflects the historical and contemporary landscape in r
elation to disabled rights. She asks the question, "what is a freak," th
ereby encouraging a critical discussion on stereotypes and discrimination.